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- Posted on Jul 19th 2007 1:00PM by Steve Baltin
"If you could find me a sponsor, I'll be very grateful and I'll be over very soon," Ferry tells Spinner. "It's so expensive to bring the band over. We are touring extensively in Europe, and I'm going to go to Russia for a week and also Australia, but I really hope I can come [to America]."
While Ferry wasn't sure how the record would be received in the U.S., he says he got some positive affirmation after doing an NYC in-store signing recently. "It was reassuring," he recounts. "There are all these people who really like the record. I must double my efforts to find a solution to the problem of touring America."
As an added bonus to the jaunt, Ferry is performing Roxy Music rarities, including 'When She Walks in the Room' -- from the 'Bride Stripped Bare' album -- and 'This Island Earth.' "[Those] are songs I've hardly ever done live and certainly not for 20 years or so if I ever did them at," he says. "They were ones that I particularly liked. It feels as if we're in a new territory."
While he has received response from the U.S. audience, he hasn't heard from the impetus behind the album -- the man himself: Dylan. "I never got any response for 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall' and that was how many years ago? I wouldn't expect to get any response," Ferry says of the cover from his first solo album. "I think he's quite a quiet, solitary sort. Perhaps if I met him somewhere he might say, 'Oh, I like your record. I like the way you do this song.' I guess I thought ever since [my first solo album] that Dylan is a bit of a lucky charm for me."